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October 6, 2013. Apathy on the part of God's people.

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1 October 6, 2013

2 Apathy on the part of God's people

3 Key Parts of the Book The Leaders The Lord Almighty The people Their response The reassurance The reward

4 Haggai 2: nd and 3 rd message from Haggai 2 questions and response The reassurance The reward

5 Haggai 2:10-23 On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Haggai: "This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Ask the priests what the law says: If someone carries consecrated meat in the fold of their garment, and that fold touches some bread or stew, some wine, olive oil or other food, does it become consecrated?'" The priests answered, "No." Then Haggai said, "If a person defiled by contact with a dead body touches one of these things, does it become defiled?" "Yes," the priests replied, "it becomes defiled."

6 Haggai 2:10-23 Then Haggai said, "'So it is with this people and this nation in my sight,' declares the LORD. 'Whatever they do and whatever they offer there is defiled. "'Now give careful thought to this from this day on--consider how things were before one stone was laid on another in the LORD's temple. When anyone came to a heap of twenty measures, there were only ten. When anyone went to a wine vat to draw fifty measures, there were only twenty. I struck all the work of your hands with blight, mildew and hail, yet you did not return to me,' declares the LORD.

7 Haggai 2:10-23 'From this day on, from this twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, give careful thought to the day when the foundation of the LORD's temple was laid. Give careful thought: Is there yet any seed left in the barn? Until now, the vine and the fig tree, the pomegranate and the olive tree have not borne fruit. "'From this day on I will bless you.'"

8 Haggai 2:10-23 The word of the LORD came to Haggai a second time on the twenty-fourth day of the month: "Tell Zerubbabel governor of Judah that I am going to shake the heavens and the earth. I will overturn royal thrones and shatter the power of the foreign kingdoms. I will overthrow chariots and their drivers; horses and their riders will fall, each by the sword of his brother. "'On that day,' declares the LORD Almighty, 'I will take you, my servant Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel,' declares the LORD, 'and I will make you like my signet ring, for I have chosen you,' declares the LORD Almighty." (Hag 2:10-23)

9 2 nd message First Questionverses “Whatever touches any of the flesh will become holy, and if any of the blood is spattered on a garment, you must wash it in the sanctuary area.” (Levitcus 6:27 )

10 2 nd message Second Questionverses "Whoever touches a human corpse will be unclean for seven days. They must purify themselves with the water on the third day and on the seventh day; then they will be clean. But if they do not purify themselves on the third and seventh days, they will not be clean. (Numbers 19:11-22)

11 3 rd message Statement to Zerubbabel verses 20-23

12 3 rd message Statement to Zerubbabel verses Blessing and success for his faithfulness

13 Comparison verses Verse 14 is key Then Haggai said, "'So it is with this people and this nation in my sight,' declares the LORD. 'Whatever they do and whatever they offer there is defiled. "

14 Resources depleted Never having enough Always affected by the bad Seemed hopeless

15 Last of verse 19 From this day on I will bless you.

16 Last of verse 19 From this day on I will bless you. Why?

17 Last of verse 19 From this day on I will bless you. Why? They were obedient to what the Lord wanted them to do.

18 Last of verse 19 From this day on I will bless you. Why? They were obedient to what the Lord wanted them to do. Rebuild the Temple

19 Life Lesson Blessed when we are obedient Leaders or those who follow

20 Life Lesson It is about obedience and not sacrifice You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise. (Psalm 51:16-17)

21 Life Lesson A Little sin can ruin a lot of our life Joshua 7 Sin of Achan

22 Illustration


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